Originally published by Chroniker Press (www.chronikerpress.com), this essay responds to an essay by Prof. H.J. Sugunasiri concerning the Buddhist doctrine of Rebirth as the empirical basis of the Four Noble Truths. It identifies and refutes five specific points made by Prof. Sugunasiri in his essay. Prof. Sugunasiri founded the Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies in Toronto, Canada in 2000. The college's status was abrogated by an unregistered change of name. Subsequently Sugunasiri was refused permission to offer a bachelor's degree by the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. NCOBS ceased its activities shortly thereafter and was forced to refund the tuition fees of at least one student. Despite lip service to the original universalist ideals of Nalanda University (427-1197), which housed authentic Buddhist scholars of all schools and sects, NCOBS adhered to a narrowly academic, rationalistic, and politicized interpretation of Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism.